Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)

Information on -

  • Government Funding 
  • Trusts & Foundations 
  • GrantTracker (NI's Funding Database)


How to get the most out of GrantTracker during COVID-19 and beyond

For the past 3 months, we offered a month's free GrantTracker to everyone who needed it during COVID-19 (i.e. all of us!)  This article explains how both ongoing and new subscribers can wring the most value out of GrantTracker.

NICVA surveys show urgent need for financial support and clearer guidance on Covid-19

Thanks to all of you who completed our weekly Covid-19 surveys over the last four weeks. Read here the key findings from the fourth and final survey issued this week. 

COVID-19 business loans schemes

The Government announced two Loan Schemes, both delivered by the British Business Bank to provide funding for organisations.

Twenty-one million is not enough: my advice to other charity CEOs

Andrew McCracken, CEO of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, offers his opinion on the £21 million charity crisis funds and explains what he would do if the decision was his to make.

DfC COVID-19 Community Response Plan

The Department for Communities has produced a COVID-19 Community Response Plan which summarises the range of actions being taken forward by the Department and its partners to enable the community response on the ground to COVID-19.  

Chancellor announces new £750M Covid-19 funding for UK charities

The UK chancellor has announced £750 million of funding for the UK charity sector in response to the Covid-19 crisis.  Read more details on the package and what funding will be available in Northern Ireland here.

Crowdfunder 100% free for organisations during the crisis

Crowdfunding is a way of raising money through the collective effort of family, friends, customers, individual investors and the public at large.

Clothworkers' Emergency Capital Programme

The Clothworkers' Foundation is designating £300,000 to provide small and medium charities responding to the COVID 19 outbreak with capital grants of up to £5,000 each.

How are current government funders responding to the Covid-19 crisis?

How are government departments funding the sector responding to the challenges that organisations face in the current crisis, particularly regarding the delivery of agreed targets?  

Government funding schemes for the sector to address Covid-19 impacts

Below is a summary of available sources of government financial support available to sector organisations in Northern Ireland to address the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis.  We will update this list as things develop.  


Fundraising in this new context (CFNI)
30 Sep 2020 -
11:00 to 12:30
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Geoff Nuttall

Head of Policy and Public Affairs


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